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Virgil Smith

Democratic — Senator — District 4
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Virgil Smith represents Senate District 4 in the Michigan Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 293 bills.

2002 9880.0
2004 32643.0
2006 31750.11
2010 54905.0
2012 23825.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    510 Farnum Bldg
    Phone: 517-373-7918
    Fax: 517-373-5227

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News and Blog Coverage

My Thoughts for the Michigan State Senate in the 2014 Election

For the past several sessions, and especially since the 2010 election with its rightward shift, the Michigan State Senate has been a conservative Republican bastion. Currently it has 26 Republican senators and only twelve Democrats; in addition, beginning next year, term-limited Democrat Glenn Anderson's southeast Michigan district (old SD-6) has ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 1010

    Insurance; health benefits; abortion coverage; repeal public act based on initiative petition. Repeals 2013 PA 182 (MCL 550.541 - 550.551).

  • SCR 18

    A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Connie Berube Binsfeld, former Lieutenant Governor and member of the Senate and House of Representatives.

  • SR 153

    A resolution to declare May 25-31, 2014, as Invisible Illness Awareness Week in the state of Michigan.

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  • SR 145

    A resolution commemorating the Fifth Annual Michigan Chaldean American Legislative Day.

  • SR 141

    A resolution declaring May 2014 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.

  • SB 924

    Crimes; other; posting of sexually explicit image of another person on internet with intent to frighten, intimidate, or harass; prohibit, and require removal of sexually explicit images under certain circumstances. Amends 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 - 750.568) by adding sec. 145e. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0925'14

Recent Votes

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SB 1017

PASSED ROLL CALL # 534 YEAS 30 NAYS 2 EXCUSED 6 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3078.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 615.0
SB 977

PASSED ROLL CALL # 530 YEAS 32 NAYS 1 EXCUSED 5 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3284.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 513.0
SB 991

PASSED ROLL CALL # 532 YEAS 31 NAYS 2 EXCUSED 5 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3181.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 513.0
SB 753

PASSED ROLL CALL # 529 YEAS 22 NAYS 11 EXCUSED 5 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2257.0
•••No: 1128.0
•••Other: 513.0
SB 938

PASSED ROLL CALL # 531 YEAS 33 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 5 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3386.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 513.0
SB 616

PASSED ROLL CALL # 533 YEAS 26 NAYS 7 EXCUSED 5 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2668.0
•••No: 718.0
•••Other: 513.0
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Sources

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